William “Will” Sean Kirkland, 17, passed away September 16, 2020 in Orange Park, FL. Will was born on December 10, 2002 in Jacksonville, to Dennis James Kirkland, Jr. and Katherine Ann Kirkland.
Will enjoyed skateboarding, swimming, diving and soccer. He was a Life Scout and was a two-time state diving champion.
He was preceded in death by grandfather, Dennis Kirkland, Sr. and grandmother, Sandra Thays.
Will is survived by his loving family, mother, Katherine Kirkland; father, Dennis Kirkland, Jr.; brothers, Andrew Horner and Matthew Kirkland; sister, Jennifer Hall; stepsister, Kaylin Mourning; grandfather, Robert Thays; grandmother, Bonnie Kirkland; nephew, Kieran Avery Horner; nieces, Kensington Brooke Hall and Leighton Elizabeth Hall; cousins, Mikayla, Eleri and Ian Linscott, Sam and Ben Degelau, Calvin, Jr., Dennis James and Xander Kirkland.
The family would like to give special thanks to the trauma ICU team at Orange Park Medical Center for the outstanding care and compassion given to them and Will during the time spent at the hospital.
A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at Highpoint Community Church, 84 Knight Boxx Road, Orange Park, FL 32065. Due to COVID-19, masks will be required until seated during service. To accommodate all, two gathering spaces will be made available as well as an outdoor area.
The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to The Jed Foundation in William’s honor.
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